Daily Archives: July 10, 2010

Northern California Lacrosse Camps: “All West Showcase” Sponsored By Former Duke Lacrosse All-American Matt Oglesby’s “All West Lacrosse” Will Feature 32 Top NorCal Teams Competing At New Facility At Treasure Island In San Francisco On July 17-18

“When I got here (in 1996) there were about 700 lacrosse players in Northern California,” Oglesby said. “Now there are 20,000 players and there will be 100,000 kids playing the sport by 10 years from now. Within 10 years this is going to be a major player in lacrosse.”

The event is put on by Matt Oglesby, whose company, All West Lacrosse is pushing lacrosse growth in Northern California.

“We are all about Northern California,” Oglesby said. “We want to foster and develop the Northern California lacrosse market. That’s our mission.”

Oglesby was a three-time All American and the ACC player of the year at Duke University, and after relocating to the Bay Area and working for Nike in developing markets for lacrosse, he started his own company focused on that goal.

For more:   http://granitebaypt.com/detail/154097.html

Western High School Girls Lacrosse Recruiting Camps: “Inside Lacrosse” Highlights Day 1 Of 2010 Adrenaline Lacrosse’s Girls Showcase In Santa Barbara


Day 1 Female of the Division

Marcy Levatino, Midfield, Laguna Hills, Ca.
In a sport that places so much emphasis on draw controls, coaches are always looking for players who are willing to get involved, take a few hits, and come up with the ball.  Levatino is a natural athlete with a knack for the ball.  An impact player on the draw circle, whether she was coming up with the draws cleanly or tracking down a loose ball, she was constantly involved.  Her speed and vision in the midfield help create lanes for herself as well as teammates.  

Day 1 Attacker of the Division

Sasha Anielski, Attack, Scripps Ranch, Ca.
In both games that Anielski played this afternoon for team South Swell, Sasha stood out as a threat on the offensive side of the field.  As a natural lefty with good size, she sees the field well and understands how to set herself up for goal scoring opportunities.  In addition to an accurate and well paced shot, her left hand gives her an advantage against goalies who are used to seeing shots from generally right handed opponents.  Her height makes her a natural target on the offensive end as well.

Day 1 Midfielder of the Division

Megan Armes, Midfield, Mission Viejo, Ca.
Armes stands out as a natural athlete who has the game sense and understanding to make it at the next level.  While she remains a consistent goal scorer, her strengths are in the midfield.  A quick and scrappy player, Armes capitalizes on tracking down loose balls and capitalizing on her opponents’ mistakes.  Her vision combined with her killer instinct allows her to create transition opportunities for her team through quick ball movement.

Day 1 Goalie of the Division

Gabriella Kraszewski, Goalie, Granite Hills, Ca.
An exceptional athlete with great vision, Kraszewski, is able to make point blank saves due to her quickness and agility.  A vocal leader on the field, Kraszewski orchestrates the defense in a positive manner.  She uses the crease to her advantage when clearing and has the accuracy and strength to hit teammates in stride consistently. 


Jaclyn Biggers, Midfield, Bainbridge Island, Wa.
-Nice Shot
-Good on winning draw controls and hitting outlets quickly
Michaela Guerrera, Midfield, Coronado, Ca.
-Great vision and feeding ability
-Powerful and deceptive shot
-Can play anywhere on the field
Taylor Holleschau, Midfield, Monte Vista, Ca.
-Nice stickwork
-Speed in transition
Lauren Maack, Midfield, Coronado, Ca.
-Tight stickwork
-Ability to run with the ball but also move the ball effectively in transition



Day 1 Attacker of the Division

Courtney Valdez, Attack, Foothill CA

A natural quarterback with exceptional field vision, Valdez had a strong showing on the first day of the Showcase.  Her speed was an excellent asset in transition as she was able to both score goals and dish out assists while leading the break.  Always playing with her head up, Valdez played especially well in the midfield.  Her ability to control to flow of the game made her stand out in this group of talented athletes.

Day 1 Midfielder of the Division

Ashley Eickoff, Midfield, El Dorado CA

A heightened sense of LAX IQ allows Ashley to utilize her speed to the max.  Her hard work in both offensive and defensive transition along with her lighting quick speed allows her to control portions of the game.  A throwback midfielder who will beat anyone into the hole defensively, Eickoff lets the game come to her and makes good decisions with the ball.

Day 1 Defender of the Division

Hannah Perkins, Defense, Campolindo, Ca.

A ground ball machine, Hannah’s hustle stands out above the competition.  With a keen sense for finding the ball in the air, Hannah creates turnovers regularly and intercepted passes to create transitional opportunities.  Her vision allows her to lead the defense with confidence and a high level of execution.

Kylie Drexel, Attack, Davis, Ca.
-good stick skills
-exceptional athlete

Andrea Killebrew, Midfield, Centennial, Nv.
-talented athlete
-handles the ball well

Lindsey Lemay, Midfield, Corvallis, Or.
-makes big plays

For more:  http://insidelacrosse.com/blog/2010/07/10/recruiting-roundup-adrenaline-lacrosse%E2%80%99s-girls-showcase-day-1

NCAA Lacrosse “Battle Of The Sexes”: Louisville Women’s Lacrosse Plays Bellarmine Men’s Lacrosse And Raise Funds For The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (Video)

The Cards BIG EAST Report and host Sean Moth focus in on the University of Louisville women’s lacrosse team and their fund-raising encounter with the Bellarmine men’s lacrosse team.